TV Movie | | Drama, Romance, War
A romance between a British pilot hiding in Germany and a German nurse is shown on the background of massive allied bombing of Dresden towards the end of World War 2.
The character of Simon Goldberg was based on diarist and professor Victor Klemperer.
In using stock footage to depict the wartime bombing of Europe, some of the footage, seen just before the scene where two British officers are arguing over the value of bombing German cities, shows a US B-29 Superfortress. Such bombers were never used in the European theatre of World War II - they were only used against Japan.
A shorter International Version (144 minutes) has been released on DVD at least in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Hong Kong, while the longer Original Version (176 minutes) has been released on DVD in Germany and USA. Interestingly, it was this longer three-hour version that was broadcast on TV in Finland, despite the fact that the Finnish DVD release is the shorter version.